Doing a Google search for "Fall Foliage" gives you the word "Vermont" a lot. At TripCart, we would all like a nice weekend off to enjoy the Vermont Fall Foliage, but realize that not all our readers want to fill up the tank to drive to Vermont from, say, South Carolina. So, in the spirit of 2008 Staycations, our research team came up with these options, closer to home, and some even by public transportation:
- Massachusetts Fall Foliage with in Concord, MA - 30 minutes from Boston. History, church steeples, orange and red trees - the works. ScubaMom has a nice article on "Planning your New England Fall Foliage Trip".
From New York City:
- Without a car - take the subway to Central Park, the Cloisters or Prospect Park for some genuine New York City Fall Foliage
- Never leave the train - watch the Hudson Valley Foliage from the window of Metro North to Poughkeepsie. Good timing, a window seat (on the side of the river) and off peak fares make this a memorable way to view Upstate New York Fall Foliage.
- Jerry, Elaine, George and even Kramer could do it, so could you. Head out in October for some Long Island Fall Foliage and some mansions and maybe relatives.
- Take a ride on the Reading. The Reading and Northern Railroad Company near Allentown. Closer to Philadelphia - the West Chester Railroad runs historic and scenic trips for viewing Pennsylvania Fall Foliage
- Have lunch at Mt. Washington's Grandview Avenue and enjoy the view - its urban and its beautiful.
- Join Frank Lloyd Wright at Fallingwater for Southwest Pennsylvania Fall Foliage.
From Washington, DC:
- Don't even leave the city - the Tidal Basin trees put on a fine Washington Fall Foliage. Head up the Potomac for some Virginia Fall Foliage views.
- Head West for Colorado Rockies Fall colors in close-by Georgetown.
From Santa Fe / Albuquerque:
- Do not despair - you are still in Fall Foliage Country. Sandia Peak is where you want to be for some New Mexico Fall Colors.
And finally, from the "we don't care where you live" department - so spots worth an extra tank of gas: